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BRAHMOS shines at Malaysian defence show

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BRAHMOS at the DSA 2010, Kuala Lumpur. A BNS Photo.

KUALA LUMPUR (BNS): BRAHMOS supersonic cruise missile has attracted many high-level delegations from several participating countries here at the Defence Services Asia 2010.

The BRAHMOS Weapon System, for its superior warfare capabilities, has drawn several dignitaries and defence personnel from Malaysia, Vietnam, South Africa, Indonesia, Thailand, Egypt, Oman, Brunei and other African & Middle East countries.

The Defence Minister of Malaysia Dr. Ahmad Zahid Bin Hamidi was briefed by Dr. A S Pillai, CEO & MD of BrahMos Aerospace on the various capabilities of the weapon system and its installation on ship, Road Mobile platforms, submarine and aircraft.

Malaysian Navy Chief Admiral Abdul Aziz Zafar has also shown interest in the Installation details and configuration of the missile in various platforms.

As Malaysia is planning to equip its Meko A100 Kedah class ships with latest weapon systems, BRAHMOS missile is attracting attention from the Malaysian armed forces.

The country has also recently signed contract to procure the Su-30MKM fighter aircraft.

The BRAHMOS missile's air version for Indian Air Force's Su-30MKI is under development and would be ready in 2012.

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